University lecturers to be balloted in row over pay

University lecturers are to be balloted by Scotland’s largest teaching union on industrial action in a row over pay, BBC reports.

The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) ballot will be the second such vote in less than 12 months.

Despite showing 88% support for industrial action in last year’s EIS ballot a shortage of members taking part in the vote meant the result fell short of the legal mandate required for action.

However, Scotland’s Higher Education Minister Richard Lochhead said industrial action was not in anyone’s interest.

“Universities are autonomous institutions and matters relating to pay and working conditions and pensions are for them to determine,” he said.

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